|16th September 2017||2:30 pm||Welsh Premier League||2017/18|
Woeful day at the office for the Lakesiders.
As far as games go, Saturday’s game against Carmarthen will be one to forget for Town supporters after a disasterous day at Maes Tegid.
The game didn’t start well with the Lakesiders finding themselves trailing after only a minute and a half of play. A break down the right led to a brilliant ball being pinged in towards Georgeivesky who headed home unmarked at the far post.
Our opponents continued their bright start with Stuart J. Jones clearing the danger in the next wave of attack.
Bala slowly settled with a couple of half chances – Stuart Jones driving wide from distance before a freekick from Horwood being headed wide by Jones followed with a Jordan Evans cross was spilled by Hall but no Bala shirts could capitalise on the chance.
After 14 minutes, the visitors doubled their lead. A freekick from 25 yards was beautifully whipped into the top corner by Kieran Lewis.
This kickstarted the Lakesiders into gear who saw much more of the ball for the remainder of the half but just couldn’t get the breakthrough they needed.
Jordan Evans fired over the bar from range before the best chance of the half fell to Stuart Jones’ header rattled the crossbar following Burke’s freekick from the edge of the area before the interval.
Carmarthen came out well in the second half like they did in the first forcing Morris to tip over the bar before the hit the post minutes later.
Bell and Sheridan came on instead of Hayes and Stuart Jones as Bala looked for a way back into the game. It sadly wasn’t the case as on the 76th minute it went from bad to worse for the Lakesiders.
A corner into the box was scrambled around the six yard line which Dave Vincent blasted home from close range making it 3-0.
Town could’ve got a goal back on 83 minutes with probably their best move of the day came from Sheridan who laid the ball off to Evans which Burke hit first time but it smashed the base of the post.
Then it was 4 when the ball came towards Morris at backpost which he went up against Liam Griffith but the Old Gold forward got enough on it for the ball to fall over the line.
As if it wasn’t enough of a bad day for the Lakesiders, Les Davies was sent for an early shower at the restart for a second yellow and summing up Town’s disaster of a day.
One to forget and a game that Town need to bounce back from on Thursday night at Cefn Druids. Credit to Carmarthen, an excellent performance that deservedly took home the three points.
Match photos by Arwel Jones.